Cal Football: Bears Safety/Linebacker Evan Rambo Transfers to Texas Tech

Evan Rambo (21, right) played safety early in his Cal careerPhoto by James Snook - USA TODAY Sports

Injuries slowed Rambo's progress as Cal; he leaves as a graduate transfer

Evan Rambo, a versatile safety/linebacker who started four games during the 2018 season for Cal, has transferred to Texas Tech as a gratuate transfer, according to an AP report.

The signings of Rambo came on Wednesday and adds an important player for new Red Raiders coach Matt Wells, who came from Utah State.

Rambo, who played safety before switching to linebacker, had 34 tackles in 27 games during an injury-plagued career at Cal. As a graduate transfer, Rambo is eligible to play immediately.

In 2018, Rambo played in 12 games and collected 12 tackles, including two sacks and four tackles for loss. He was a starter at outside linebacker in Cal's final two games last season -- losses to Stanford and to TCU in the Cheez-It Bowl.

Rambo played safety in 2015 and 2016, but sat out the entire 2017 season because of injury. He returned in 2018 and was eventually moved to linebacker.

Recapping the transfers from Cal, quarterback Ross Bowers has transferrd to Northern Illinois and running back Biaggio Ali Walsh is now at UNLV.

Several other Cal players decided to transfer but have not yet found a new school. That group includes wide receiver Kanawai Noa.

Comments (2)
No. 1-1

Too bad. Kind of a tweener, but a good player to have.